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The finalists for the Boys High School National Invitational are decided in the Single-School and High School Club brackets.
In the HS Club semis, Cathedral survived a scare from a fearless Danville Oaks squad. Cathedral fell behind 12-0 but scored just before halftime. They then scored again to tie the game and put it into overtime.
This was the first test of the single-game, 60-minute format which allows for OT. Cathedral scored in overtime to win 17-12.
Meanwhile United, with all their best players healthy defeated Colorado Springs 33-12 to make yet another final.
In the single-school bracket, Gonzaga fell behind early to a pumped-up Penn squad playing at their home ground, the Moose Rugby Grounds in Elkhart, Ind. However, Gonzaga played a patient game, spread the ball whenever they could, and took over the game in the second half. Gonzaga tied the game up and then pulled away to win 45-27.
Xavier and Jesuit played very close for much of the game, but in the end the superior pace of Jesuit outside backs saw them through 39-20.